donderdag 27 februari 2014

Italian fund plans a 'Disneyland of food'

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THE PROPERTY REPORT: Eataly and Bologna, Italy, will develop a theme park dedicated to food, as businesses and local governments in the country seek to kick-start several tourism and entertainment-related ventures to help the economy.A venture involving Eataly, the Italian food-emporium chain, and the municipality of Bologna will develop a theme park dedicated to food, continuing a string of public-private partnerships in Italy aimed at creating jobs and spurring economic activity.The city-controlled Centro Agro Alimentare has provided land that today includes a number of unused warehouses for an 80,000-square-meter (almost 20-acre) theme park that would have restaurants, grocery stores, food labs and an aquarium, among other features. Promoters of the project, which would be named Fico Eataly World and cost about €40 million ($54.9 million) to develop, describe it as a Disneyland of food.

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